Lean exterior brazing, a pre study

Reference number
Coordinator Swerea KIMAB AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 400 000
Project duration September 2010 - June 2011
Status Completed
Venture FFI - Sustainable Production
End-of-project report 2010-01333_publik_EN.pdf (pdf, 8441 kB)

Purpose and goal

The project aim is to reduce the cost for exterior car joints, mainly roof panels. Several different methods exist within the industry for joining of roofs to body sides. Most welding or brazing methods today requires a subsequent sealing operation and in some cases also a covering trim. Some car makers are instead using laser brazing for the roof to side joint, which then is visible. The finish requirements for those joints are very high, but sealing and trim is not needed. The investment and running cost is high. This pre study will propose means to improve arc bracing to meet the performa

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Last updated 9 January 2020

Reference number 2010-01333

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